English cities on a budget

Looking for ideas for cheap days out? You can enjoy many of our cities’ greatest riches without spending a proverbial penny. Their iconic architecture, their picnic-perfect parks, even many of their top museums and galleries are yours for the asking. There are also plenty of things to do on a budget, many for under a tenner. So whether you find us delving into hidden corners on a walking tour, checking out the stars of the future in a fringe theatre or creating our own double-decker spectacular round the sights armed with an all-day travel pass, we’ll help you get the most from your break, without breaking the bank.

Looking for ideas for cheap days out? You can enjoy many of our cities’ greatest riches without spending a proverbial penny. Their iconic architecture, their picnic-perfect parks, even many of their top museums and galleries are yours for the asking. There are also plenty of things to do on a budget, many for under a tenner. So whether you find us delving into hidden corners on a walking tour, checking out the stars of the future in a fringe theatre or creating our own double-decker spectacular round the sights armed with an all-day travel pass, we’ll help you get the most from your break, without breaking the bank.

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Take your pick from Liverpool’s rich cultural gems

Take your pick from Liverpool’s rich cultural gems

Liverpool is a thriving capital of culture with museums and galleries for every taste, many of which are free to explore. Dip in and emerge inspired.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Come along on a Blue Badge guided walk and find out about all of Leicester's many connections to King Richard III.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

 
Pick up a bargain at Camden's Stables Market

Pick up a bargain at Camden's Stables Market

Visit the Stables Market in Camden and pick up affordable vintage fashion, cheap street food and quirky souvenirs – all without breaking the bank.

Location: Camden, Greater London

 
Rainy Day Activities: Visit the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

Rainy Day Activities: Visit the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

All the great civilizations of the world are represented in the Ashmolean Museum’s collections; escape the rain for a whole day, or pop in for five minutes for a quick browse.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

 
Rainy Day Activities: Get hands on at the National Football Museum

Rainy Day Activities: Get hands on at the National Football Museum

Explore the world's largest football collection, learn about the history and culture of England's national sport and take part in other footy-related indoor activities at Manchester's National Football Museum.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
Explore the magnificent ruins of Kirkstall Abbey

Explore the magnificent ruins of Kirkstall Abbey

This atmospheric 12th-century abbey is one of the most complete Cistercian monasteries in Britain, surrounded by tranquil tree-filled parkland.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

 
Investigate the origins of Sherlock Holmes at Portsmouth Museum

Investigate the origins of Sherlock Holmes at Portsmouth Museum

Discover more about the creator of the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes at Portsmouth Museum.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
Take a free walking tour of Portsmouth with a city Greeter

Take a free walking tour of Portsmouth with a city Greeter

What better way to really get to know Portsmouth than being greeted by one of the city's passionate and proud Portsmouth Greeters.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
Explore the city with Hull's Fish Trail

Explore the city with Hull's Fish Trail

Follow Hull’s Fish Trail and explore the beautiful cobbled streets of Hull’s Old Town.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 
Get under the skin of Brighton & Hove with a free Greet

Get under the skin of Brighton & Hove with a free Greet

Whether you are on your first trip to Brighton & Hove or are a regular visitor, a Greet is a great way to see the city in a new light.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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